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Haddad Maia aggravates in Toronto the ‘crisis’ of the invincible Swiatek

Lthe brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia gave the surprise in the Canadian Masters, which takes place in Toronto, by defeating the number 1 in the world, the Polish Every Swiatek, in three sets, and qualify for the quarterfinals of the Canadian tournament. With his victory, Haddad becomes the first Brazilian tennis player to advance to the quarterfinals of a WTA 1000 tournament.

Haddad, number 24 in the world ranking, won 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in a competitive match at Toronto’s Sobeys Stadium that lasted three hours. It was the first time that the two players faced each other and confirmed the small ‘crisis’ of the number 1, who has lost three of their last six games since he chained 37 wins (and six titles, including Roland Garros) between February and July.

In the first set, the Pole had a lot of problems with her serve due to the strong gusts of wind that occurred throughout the day on the center court of the tournament. Meanwhile, the Brazilian seemed to adapt better to the difficult weather conditions.

Swiatek he committed four double faults in the first set to none by Haddad. In addition, the Polish only reached a percentage of points with the first service of 61% while the Brazilian reached 80%. In the seventh game, Haddad broke Swiatek’s serve and took the set 6-4..

In the second set, the Pole continued to have problems with his serve. He committed three double faults, but managed to improve his statistics of points won with the first and, especially, the second serve, which with the strong wind became a determining factor.

While Swiatek won 53% of the points played with his second serveHaddad only managed 33% which allowed the Pole to win the second set 6-3.

In the final set, the two players achieved the same number of direct service points, 3. But again, the second serve was decisive in a match marked by strong gusts of wind. The world number 1 only managed to win 23.5% of the points served with the second serve, while Haddad managed 53%.

Although Swiatek initially broke Haddad’s serve, the Brazilian answered with two consecutive breaks, making the score 4-2. The Pole equals 4-4 but Haddad took advantage of Swiatek’s second serve weakness to win the third and final set 7-5

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